Squad Technology Lead - Home Hub

Squad Technology Lead - Home Hub

  • Location Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary Competitive
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Closing date 18/12/2018
  • Ref R001900788
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Introduction

Nationwide is investing £1.2b in Technology transformation, so it’s never been a more exciting time to join. Building high performing teams plays a huge part in this transformation, which is why we need a skilled Technology Lead to take on our Nationwide Digital Home Hub. Nationwide is leveraging the power of Cloud, DevOps and Agile to bring teams together and create compelling Digital experiences for our members. At the same time, we’re investing in our branches and contact centres to create the best blend of human and digital service. Your role You’ll be the Technology Lead, working as part of a leadership trio including a Chief Product Owner and Delivery Lead, for one of our new Digital Hubs – providing thought leadership and technical direction to our engineering teams, and focused on our core mortgages journeys as we transition from monolithic to microservices architecture. We’re looking for both technical depth and leadership qualities. You’ll be able to build and sustain technical excellence within a team, take in-hand an existing backlog and create the right environment for success.

Who we're looking for

We need somebody with: • Strong leadership and organisational skills • Proven experience in building and leading engineering teams • Strong stakeholder management skills • Deep Software Engineering Technical experience with the ability to inspire a technical team • Expert in Agile and DevOps processes and techniques, modern toolsets • Familiarity with mobile app development environment • Experience in leading technical teams and making decisions through periods of ambiguity • Experience of setting a compelling vision and communicating it to stakeholders at all levels • A successful track record of interpreting external drivers (technology developments, market conditions, consumer behaviour, Regulatory demands), aligning with an organisational architectural/technical strategy to translate into technical solutions and priorities is essential Deep technical knowledge and understanding of the appropriate technologies for the Squad to provide strong leadership Ideally, you also have: • Knowledge of Financial services and understanding of mortgages application processes • Strong knowledge of cloud-native, full-stack software engineering capabilities including microservices (.NET Core or Java) with front-end (React), container orchestration (Kubernetes), as well as event-based architecture patterns (Kafka) • Strong hands on and operational skills

What you'll be doing

If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So, if you help us do the right thing for our members, we’ll help further your career with us. • Access to training to help you progress your skills and career • Pension scheme where if you pay in 7% we’ll top it up to 23% • Life assurance worth 8x your salary • 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays • Option to ‘buy’ 10 days more holiday • Access to a healthcare scheme • Discount vouchers for various retail outlets • Annual performance related bonus scheme • Company car or allowance Click apply today and send us your CV. Please note: To help us do the right thing by our members, all applicants will be subject to a criminal

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Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. We’re growing, but we’re keeping hold of the values that make us different: commitment to our members, our people, and to building a better society. That’s why we work hard to remain open, honest, trustworthy and helpful across our entire business. To us, society means community, and the idea that we’re all here to help each other. Help us make a difference and we’ll help you build an amazing career.  

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